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  • Creating a Buddhist Community: A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley.
    Bao, Jiemin (2015)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Thai Americans; United States, California, Santa Clara County; Participant observation
  • Death at Diamond Mountain. Research Dilemma When a New Religious Movement Becomes a Cult.
    Immergut, Matthew (2013)
    Nova religio 17:1:24-37.

    Focuses on the researcher's task of trust-building with informants after a Buddhist community had been sensationalized by the media.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; New religions; Buddhist, Tantric, U.S.A.; Buddhist, Tibetan, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona, Diamond Mountain; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • A Research Note on English-speaking Buddhists in the United States.
    Leamaster, Reid J. (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 143-155.

    Analyzes 2008 U.S. telephone survey data, with an over-sampling of Buddhists. Examines usefulness of typologies & provides basic demographics.

    Associated Search Terms: Convert; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Typology
  • Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South.
    Wilson, Jeff (2012)
    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

    Ethnography of a Buddhist Sangha in Richmond, Virginia, that includes 5 distinct groups: Pure Land, Zen, Vipassana, Tibetan, & Meditative Inquiry.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia, Richmond
  • Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation.
    Cheah, Joseph (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Toward a theory of cultural appropriation: Buddhism, the Vietnam War, and the field of U.S. poetry.
    Büyükokutan, Baris (2011)
    American Sociological Review 76:4: 620-639.

    Associated Search Terms: Poetry; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Peace; Appropriator
  • A comparison of Korean Protestant, Catholic, and Buddhist religious institutions.
    Min, Pyong Gap (2009)
    Studies of Koreans Abroad 20: 182-232.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Migrant; Korean Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • The Emergence of a New Buddhism: Continuity and Change.
    Coleman, James William (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Boston, pp. 185-201.

    Reports general changes in western Bddhism & some findings from a survey at various U.S. temples.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • The Buddhist Mission of North America 1898-1942: Religion and its Social Functions in an Ethnic Community.
    Nishimura, Arthur (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 87-105.

    Relates historical conditions & features of the Buddhism of Japanese Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Jodo Shinshu, U.S.A.; Japanese Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Buddhist Mission of North America
  • Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience.
    Chen, Carolyn (2008)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Based on 1999-2000 field work in Southern California.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Taiwanese Americans
  • 'True Buddhism is not Chinese': Taiwanese Immigrants Defining Buddhist Identity in the United States.
    Chen, Carolyn (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 145-161.

    Taiwanese Americans' Buddhism is decidedly not ethnic but 'modern.' Based on 1999-2000 ethnography in Southern California.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwanese Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Migrant; Participant observation
  • A Religious Minority within an Ethnic Minority: Korean American Buddhists.
    Kim, Karen Chai (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 163-184.

    Case study based largely on observations at a Boston temple organized under the auspces of the Chogye order. A double minority consciousness was pervasive.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Korean Americans; Buddhist, Mahayana, U.S.A.; Cho-gye; Minority
  • Variety in the Sangha: A Survey of Buddhist Organizations in America.
    Smith, Buster G. (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 48:3: 308-317.

    Reports findings from a 2005 survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Buddhism Under Study.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2007)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) American Sociology of Religion. Histories (Religion and the Social Order 13). Leiden: Brill, pp. 177-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.
  • Buddhism in America: An Analysis of Social Receptivity.
    Smith, Buster G. (2006)
    Contemporary Buddhism 7: 149-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Ascription, Choice, and the Construction of Religious Identities in the Contemporary United States.
    Cadge, Wendy, and Lynn Davidman (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 23-38.

    Based on interviews with non-observant U.S. Jews & 1st generation Thai Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.; Thai Americans; Ascription; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Thai Buddhism in America: An historical and contemporary overview.
    Cadge, Wendy (2005)
    Contemporary Buddhism 6: 7-35.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in America's 'Two Buddhisms.'
    Numrich, Paul David (2005)
    In L.L. Barnes and S.S. Sered (eds.) Religion and Healing in America. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 343-358.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Medical
  • Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America.
    Cadge, Wendy (2005)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Studies a Thai community in Philadelphia & a largely "white" American congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Thai Americans; Participant observation; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge.
  • Buddhists and Buddhism in the United States: The Scope of Influence.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and Wendy Cadge (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 363-380.

    Analyzes 2002-03 U.S.A. survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Gendered Religious Organizations: The Case of Theravada Buddhism in America.
    Cadge, Wendy (2004)
    Gender and Society 18:6: 777-793.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.
  • Negotiating Race and Religion in American Buddhism: Burmese Buddhism in California.
    Cheah, Joseph (2004)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Burmese Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Race
  • Sasana Sakon and the new Asian Americans. Intermarriage and Identity at a Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley.
    Perreira, Todd LeRoy (2004)
    In Tony Carnes and fengang Yang (eds.) Asian American Religions. The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, pp. 313-337.

    Description of pluralism within Thai Buddhist-and-Christian families at a temple.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Thai Americans; United States, California, Fremont; Marriage; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Temple
  • Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple.
    Suh, Sharon A. (2004)
    Seattle: University of Washington Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Korean Americans
  • Le Bouddhisme mondialisé. Une perspective sociologique sur la globalisation du religieux.
    Liogier, Raphaël (2004)
    Paris: Ellipses

    Analyzes the westernization of the Buddhist traditions, globally, with special focus on Asian nations & France, some information on North America and the U.K.. The westernized traditions legitimate political engagement at the infra- & supra-state levels. Uses a typology of Buddhism: pietist-culturalist, nationalist-moralist, elitist-culturalist, intimist-individualist, & solardist-universalist.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, France; Buddhist, Great Britain; Buddhist; Buddhist, China; Activism; Buddhist, Tibet; Zen; Soka Gakkai, France; Soka Gakkai; Phenomenology; Globalization; Falun Gong; Buddhist, Vietnam; Buddhist, Burma; Buddhist, Tibetan, France; Buddhist, India; Buddhist, Thailand; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Korea; Buddhist, Japan; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • The Social Integration of Practitioners of non-Western Religions in the United States.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and Conrad Hackett (2003)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 651-667.

    Analyzes 2000 survey data from English-speaking Americans in non-western religions. Their social profile resembles that of American Jews.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Integration (social); Education; Jewish, U.S.A.; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Hindu, U.S.A.
  • Buddhism, Hospice, and the American Way of Dying.
    Garces-Foley, Kathleen (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:4: 341-353.

    Associated Search Terms: Hospice; Death; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Buddhist and Protestant Korean Immigrants. Religious Beliefs and Socioeconomic Aspects of Life.
    Kwon, Okyun (2003)
    New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

    Based on interview, questionnaire, & participant observation data from New York; surveys were sent to a U.S. sample of Korean Buddhist temples. Religious congregations promoted social capital for adjustment, but participation itself hindered assimilation.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Assimilation; Buddhist, Korea; United States, New York, Salisberry Mills; Participant observation
  • Buddhist and Protestant Korean Immigrants. Religious Beliefs and Socioeconomic Aspects of Life.
    Kwon, Okyun (2003)
    New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

    Based on interview, questionnaire, & participant observation data from New York; questionnaires were sent to a national U.S. sample of Korean Buddhist temples.

    Associated Search Terms: Other-worldly asceticism; United States, New York, New York; Protestant, U.S.A.; Assimilation; Comparative; Inner-worldly asceticism; Christian, Korea; Korea; Migrant; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Generations; Korean Americans; Economic; Cho-gye
  • Religious Diversity in America: The Emergence of Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and others.
    Smith, Tom W. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 577-585.

    Presents survey data; shows small but growing percentages of non-Christian religions in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States
  • Cultivating Acceptance by Cultivating Merit: The Public Engagement of a Chinese Buddhist Temple in American Society.
    Chen, Carolyn (2002)
    In Jame Naomi Iwamura and Paul Spickard (eds.) Revealing the sacred in Asian and Pacific America. New York: Routledge, pp. 67-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Chinese Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • The Evolution of Remittances from Family to Faith. The Vietnamese Case.
    Ha, Thao (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders. Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 111-128.

    Based on interviews among Vietnamese Americans in Houston. Not trusting the Vietnamese government, respondents often sent aid to religious establishments in their homeland.

    Associated Search Terms: Remittances; United States, Texas, Houston; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Vietnamese Americans
  • The Changing Religious Beliefs and Ritual Practices among Cambodians in Diaspora.
    Men, Chean Rithy (2002)
    Journal of Refugee Studies 15:2: 222-233.

    Associated Search Terms: Refugees; Cambodian Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Diaspora; Genocide; Migrant
  • The Religious Varieties of Ethnic Presence: A Comparison Between a Taiwanese Immigrant Buddhist Temple and an Evangelical Christian Church.
    Chen, Carolyn (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:2: 215-238.

    An "other-worldly" Buddhist Taiwanese American temple was more engaged in the host society than was an "inner-worldly" Christian Evangelical counterpart since the Buddhists felt more "foreign" & in need of proving themselves with charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Otherworldliness; Charities; Participant observation; Comparative; Inner-worldly; Taiwanese Americans
  • Won Buddhism in the United States.
    Kim, Bok In (2001)
    In Ho-Youn Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, and R. Stephen Warner (eds.) Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 259-271.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Buddhist, Won; Korean Americans
  • Intra-ethnic Religious Diversity: Korean Buddhists and Protestants in Greater Boston.
    Chai, Karen J. (2001)
    In Ho-Youn Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, and R. Stephen Warner (eds.) Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 273-294.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Korean Americans
  • Religion and Ethnicity among New Immigrants: The Impact of Majority/Minority Status in Home and Host Countries.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Helen Rose Ebaugh (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 367-378.

    Based on participant observation in Houston; contrasts Chinese Buddhist immigrants, who moved from a religious majority to minority status, & Chinese Christian immigrants, who did the opposite.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Ethnic; United States, Texas, Houston; Minority; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Chinese Americans; Participant observation; Migrant
  • Characteristics of Buddhism in America.
    Spuler, Michelle (2000)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 15:1: 29-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Thai Buddhism in America: An Historical and Contemporary Overview.
    Cadge, Wendy, and Sidhorn Sangdhamoo (2000)
    Contemporary Buddhism 6: 7-35.

    Associated Search Terms: Thai Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Protestant-Catholic-Buddhist: Korean Americans and Religious Adaptation in Greater Boston.
    Chai, Karen J. (2000)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Adaptation
  • Religious Beliefs and Socioeconomic Aspects of Life of Buddhist and Protestant Korean Immigrants.
    Kwon, Okyun (2000)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, City University of New York.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Protestant, U.S.A.; Economic; Migrant; Korean Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • De Facto Congregationalism and Socioeconomic Mobility in Laotian and Vietnamese Immigrant Communities: A Study of Religious Institutions and Economic Change.
    Bankston, Carl L. III, and Min Zhou (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 453-470.

    Organizing ethnic religious organizations in America results in a de facto congregationalism; evidence from a Vietnamese immigrant Catholic parish & a Laotian Buddhist temple in Louisiana illustrate the point.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Ethnic; Polity; United States, Louisiana; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Laotian Americans; Vietnamese Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • How the Swans Came to Lake Michigan: The Social Organization of Buddhist Chicago.
    Numrich, Paul David (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 189-203.

    Overview of Buddhism in Chicago--organizations, ethnicity, coverts, denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Denomination (organizational entity); Buddhist, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • The His-Nan Chinese Buddhist Temple: Seeking to Americanize.
    Yang, Fenggang (2000)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 67-87.

    Account of a temple founded in 1980 in Houston, fairly upscale & mostly of Taiwanese origin but including others, both Chinese & non-Chinese.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Migrant; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Chinese Americans; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Center for Vietnamese Buddhism: Recreating Home.
    Huynh, Thuan (2000)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.), Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 45-66.

    Account of a temple founded in 1990 in Houston, serving ethnic as well as religious purposes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Vietnamese Americans; Migrant; Parish; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Supply and Demand: The Appeal of American Buddhism.
    Hammond, Phillip E., and David W. Machacek (1999)
    In Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher S. Queen (eds.), American Buddhism. Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship. Surrey, U.K.: Curzon, pp. 100-114.

    Presents findings from a 1997 survey of U.S. members of Soka Gakkai. Converts had fewer prior social ties & were more liberal on most issues than conservatives but more skeptical of science than most liberals.

    Associated Search Terms: Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Local Inter-Buddhist Associtions in North America.
    Numrich, Paul David (1999)
    In Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher S. Queen (eds.) American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship. Surrey, U.Kl: Curzon, pp. 117-142.

    Case study of the Buddhist council of the Midwest, with comparisons to other inter-temple councils. Sees Buddhism as a pluralist category.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Ecumenism; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Theravada Buddhism in America: Prospects for the Sangha.
    Numrich, Paul David (1998)
    In Charles S. Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka (eds.) The Faces of Buddhism in America. Berkeley: Univrsity of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.
  • Organizational Opportunity and Social Movement Mobilization.
    Kurzman, Charles (1998)
    Mobilization 3:1: 23-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberation theology; Catholic, Latin America; Shi'ite, Iran; Islam, Iran; Iran; Civil rights movement; National Baptist Convention, U.S.A.; Social movement; Buddhist, Burma; Burma; Politics, Burma; Organization; Latin America
  • Bayou Lotus: Theravada Buddhism in Southwestern Louisiana.
    Bankston, Carl L. III (1997)
    Sociological Spectrum 17:4: 453-472.

    Alteration in the transplanted religion helped immigrants assimilate.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Assimilation; Participant observation; United States, Louisiana, New Iberia; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; Laotian Americans; Identity
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